Ex-Mets Clubhouse Manager Cops To $2M Memorabilia Theft

Law360, New York (February 22, 2012, 3:51 PM EST) -- A former New York Mets clubhouse manager has pled guilty to tax evasion and criminal possession of nearly $2.3 million worth of memorabilia, including autographed jerseys, bats and baseballs belonging to the team, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Ex-clubhouse manager Charles Samuels, who was fired in November 2010, pled guilty Tuesday to second-degree criminal possession of stolen property and third- and fourth-degree criminal tax fraud before Acting Queens Supreme Court Justice Barry Kron, Queens County District Attorney Richard Brown said.

As part of his guilty plea, Samuels agreed...
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